Douglas, Lord Alfred

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Douglas, Lord Alfred Gender: M
Alfred Bruce Douglas
born on 22 October 1870 at 19:42 (= 7:42 PM )
Place Worcester, England, 52n11, 2w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°13' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°23 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°26'

Lord Alfred Douglas


British member of the peerage, an essayist, poet, satirist and autobiographer. He was the author of "My Friendship with Oscar Wilde," 1914 and "Oscar Wilde, A Summing Up," 1940.

Lord Alfred was bisexual and a dandy, the notorious lover of Oscar Wilde in 1891, when he was age 21 and Wilde was age 37. His dad, with whom he had a bitter enmity, started legal action. Wilde went to trial and was convicted of the crime of homosexuality, and was sent to prison in 1895 a broken man.

Following Wilde's release (19 May 1897), the two reunited in August at Rouen, France, but stayed together only a few months owing to personal differences and the various pressures on them.

After Wilde's death in 1900, Douglas established a close friendship with Olive Eleanor Custance, an heiress and poet. They married on 4 March 1902 and had one son, Raymond Wilfred Sholto Douglas, born on 17 November 1902. Their marriage was all but over by the end of the 1920s, although they never divorced.

Douglas died of congestive heart failure on 20 March 1945, in Lancing, West Sussex, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Fraser, John (born 18 March 1931). Notes: 1960 film "The Trials of Oscar Wilde"
  • role played of/by Law, Jude (born 29 December 1972). Notes: 1997 film "Wilde"


  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship November 1891 (Affair with Oscar Wilde)
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  • Death by Disease 20 March 1945 in Lancing (Congestive heart failure, age 74)
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Source Notes

Fagan in AA, 2/1967 quotes data from him to Hove, "Mother said 7:30 to 8:00 PM, closer to 8:00"

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given): "On the 22nd Oct., at Ham Hill, Worcester, the Marchioness of QUEENSBERRY, of a son." (Times, 26 Oct. 1870, p. 1).


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Oscar Wilde)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book